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North (Propeller), fire, 1 Nov 1867


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MARINE DISASTERS - The propeller NORTH caught fire while wooding at Lambton, Canada, and was completely destroyed.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Monday, November 11, 1867

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      We learn from the Detroit Post that the propeller NORTH, upward bound with a cargo of merchandise for Chicago, from Montreal, took fire yesterday at Baby's Point on St. Clair River, while the crew were engaged in wooding, and in a few brief moments was a mass of ruin with her entire cargo. In what manner the fire originated is for the present left to conjecture. The flames spread so rapidly that it was impossible to save anything.
      Toledo Blade
      November 10, 1867



      The wreck of the prop. NORTH, burned last year on the River St. Clair, we learn is to be raised if not soon disposed of where it lies. The cargo of pig iron, which has been taken out and docked is to be transported to this port. The NORTH cost $27,000 in gold, but is damaged too seriously for rebuilding.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 30, 1868 3-4

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      The Canadian steamer NORTH which was destroyed last year by fire on the River St. Clair, at Baby Point, and at present lies sunk in about 20 ft. of water, is about to be got up and probably reconstructed into a barge. A considerable portion of her hulk is said to be in a good state of preservation, and more or less of her machinery could be brought into further service. The steamer cost $28,000 in gold. She was running between Montreal and Chicago. Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 1, 1868 3-4

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      Messrs. Harrington & Phelps the well known individuals who dive deeper and come out dryer than most others hereabouts, left yesterday for Baby Point for the purpose of recovering the residue cargo in the wreck of the propeller NORTH sunk in the St. Clair River. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 25, 1868 3-5



Messrs. Harrington & Phillips, the submarine divers, left Detroit on Monday for Baby's Point, for the purpose of recovering the residue of cargo in the wreck of the prop. NORTH, sunk in St. Clair River.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 26, 1868 3-4



Twenty five tons of iron ore have been recovered by Mr. Harrington, the diver, from the wreck of the prop. NORTH which lies sunk in the St. Clair River.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 1, 1868 3-4



      RECOVERY OF IRON. -- Mr. Harrington, the submarine diver, who has just returned from the wreck of the propeller NORTH, St. Clair River, has informed us he succeeded in recovering 25 tons of pig iron, nearly all that was remaining on board the hulk. -- Detroit Post, June 20.
      Chicago Tribune
      July 1, 1868


The wreck of the prop. NORTH which was burned last year at Baby's Point, River St. Clair, has been sold as she lies sunk to Mr. McKenzie, of Port Sarnia, for $1500 in gold..
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 1, 1868 3-4



RECOVERY OF MORE IRON. - The steamer REINDEER landed at Detroit on Wednesday, another lot of iron recovered recently from the wreck of the propeller NORTH, sunk in the St. Clair River. The article recovered is what is known as Scotch pig metal, and was originally shipped from Liverpool, but on nearing Montreal, it was sunk on board a barge and finally recovered. Not long afterwards it was taken on board the propeller NORTH and again sunk on board that propeller while in it's transit to Chicago.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, July 3, 1868


NORTH, Built Montreal, Que., 1864. of 336 tons gross, 138 x 26 x 11. Rebuilt Wallaceburg in 1870 and renamed MARY WARD. 139 x 26 x 12 and 345 tons gross DISPOSITION:-- Wrecked Thornbury, Ont. Nov. 24, 1872
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930. World Ship Society


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Reason: fire
Freight: pig iron
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1867
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McN.W.15532
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.636944 Longitude: -82.505
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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North (Propeller), fire, 1 Nov 1867